AmScope AmScope ZM-1TZ2-FOR-GT-5M Digital Professional Trinocular Stereo Zoom Microscope, EW10x and EW20x Eyepieces, 3.35X-180X Magnification, 0.67X-4.5X Zoom Objective, Fiber-Optic Ring Light, Large Pillar-Style Table Stand with Gliding Table, 110V-120V, Includes 0.5x and 2.0x Barlow Lenses, 5MP Camera with Reduction Lens, and Software

The AmScope ZM-1TZ2-FOR-GT-5M digital professional trinocular stereo zoom microscope has interchangeable pairs of 10x and 20x extreme-widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces, a 0.67x-4.5x zoom objective, two Barlow lenses, a...nd a pillar stand with a gliding table. The 5MP camera has a CMOS color sensor, a reduction lens, image capture and editing software, and USB 2.0 output to capture or display still or video images on a computer or projector. The microscope has an overall magnification range of 3.35x-180x. The trinocular viewing head has an interpupillary range of 55 to 75mm, a 45-degree inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation to enable sharing. The vertical trinocular port can be used as a C-Mount or 23mm photo port. The EW10x22mm and EW20x12mm extreme-widefield high-eyepoint eyepieces combine with the 0.67x-4.5x zoom objective to provide zoom magnification and a longer working distance for inspecting large-scale specimens that require handling or repair. The microscope comes with 0.5x and 2.0x Barlow lenses that can be added to the objective to increase the magnification range. A Barlow lens with a magnification of less than 1.0 reduces magnification and increases the working distance, while a Barlow lens with a magnification greater than 1.0 increases the magnification and reduces the working distance. High-eyepoint eyepieces ease viewing for users who wear glasses, and dioptric adjustment accommodates individual eye-strength differences. A digital stereo microscope, sometimes called an inspection or dissection microscope, has low magnification and a long working distance that enables users to manipulate the object being inspected, and is used where image capture, detailed records, or documentation is required.

The 5MP digital camera has a CMOS color sensor for displaying still microscopy images and streaming live videos to a computer or projector. The camera has 40x magnification and a 0.5x reduction lens that ensures that the display has a similar field of view as the microscope eyepiece. The camera can be mounted in a C-Mount or any 23mm eye tube. The camera includes image capture and editing software that provides still image and live video capture and editing capability, including measurement functions. The software supports JPG, TIFF, GIF, PSD, WMF, and BMP file formats and is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. Camera drivers are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux. The software includes Windows APIs for native C/C++, C#, DirectShow, Twain, and LabVIEW that enable custom application development. The camera has a USB 2.0 data port (cable included).

The fiber-optic ring light has a 150W/21V cool-light halogen light source for observing temperature-sensitive specimens. The ring light provides shadow-free illumination, and a rheostat controls the amount of light emanating from the lamp. The ring light has a 2-1/8" (56mm) inner diameter, a 3-1/8" (80mm) outer diameter, and a 35" (890mm) metal-sheathed light cable. Power and adjustment controls are located on a control box to speed adjustments. The light source has a forced-air cooling system to prevent overheating, and a built-in filter slot can be used to change the light color (filters sold separately). The top-mounted door eases access to the bulb, and automatically turns off the power supply when opened. The light uses a 110V-120V power supply. The pillar-style stand secures the head for precise focusing. Bilateral coarse focus eases use for left- and right-handed users. The extra-large table stand has a reversible black and white stage plate that provides contrast with light and dark-colored specimens, stage clips to secure the specimen in place, and a gliding table. The gliding table provides precision specimen control on the X- and Y-axes, or in both directions simultaneously. The stage plate has a 3-3/4" diameter (95mm). The steel pillar is 12" (305mm) high and has a 1-1/4" (32mm) diameter. The stage is 3/4 x 10 x 12-1/2 inches/20 x 280 x 320mm (H x W x D, where H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back).

Specifications
HeadTrinocular
Magnification range3.35x-180x
Zoom objective power
0.67x-4.5x
Eyepieces (DIN, 30mm)EW10x22mm, EW20x12mm high-eyepoint
Trinocular portC-Mount or 23mm
Field of view2-1/4"
Optical working distanceUp to 8"
Microscope standPillar-style table stand
Head movementX-axis
Illumination typeEpiscopic (reflected)
Light sourceFiber-optic ring light, 150W/21V halogen
Power110V-120V

Camera Specifications
Resolution5MP (2592 x 1944 effective pixels)
Image typeStill image and video display and capture
Camera typeBrightfield
Camera sensor1/2.5" Aptina MT9P001 CMOS (color)
Magnification40x
Reduction lens0.5x
Mounting size23mm or C-Mount
Frame rate60 fps at 640 x 480; 18 fps at 1280 x 960; 5 fps at 2592 x 1944
Computer connectionUSB 2.0 (backward compatible on PCs only)
File formatsJPG, TIFF, GIF, PSD, WMF, BMP
Software packageImage capture and editing for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux
Camera driver compatibilityWindows XP, Vista, 7, and 8; Mac OS X; and Linux

Microscopes are instruments used to enhance the resolution of an object or image. Types include compound, stereo, or digital. Compound microscopes use a compound optical system with an objective lens and an eyepiece. Stereo microscopes show object depth in a three-dimensional image. Digital microscopes are used to display an image on a monitor, rather than looking through a lens. Microscopes can have monocular (one), binocular (two), or trinocular (three) eyepieces, with varying magnification abilities. Magnification ability refers to the size of an image. Resolution, also known as resolvant power, refers to the clarity of the image. The interaction between field of view (FOV), numerical aperture (NA), and working distance (WD) determines resolution. Microscopes can control magnification through a fixed focus, or through a range of adjustments. They can also utilize LED, fluorescent, and mirror light sources to help control viewing capabilities. Microscopes are widely used in education, lab research, biology, metallurgy, engineering, chemistry, manufacturing, and in the medical, forensic science, and veterinary industries.

United Scope manufactures microscopy equipment and accessories under the brand name AmScope. The company, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

What's in the Box?

  • AmScope ZM-1TZ2-FOR-GT-5M stereo zoom microscope with pillar stand
  • EW10x22mm eyepieces, 30mm, one pair
  • EW20x12mm eyepieces, 30mm, one pair
  • 0.67x-4.5x zoom objective
  • 0.5x Barlow lens
  • 2.0x Barlow lens
  • Fiber-optic ring light (HL250-AR)
  • 5MP digital camera (MU500)
  • 0.5x reduction lens
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Software CD
  • Focus rack
  • Eye guards, one pair
  • Stage clips, one pair
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